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About Bennett's Chop & Railhouse

In every city, there is a natural gathering spot for city folk and neighborhood people in the know. This place in Saint Paul is know as Bennett's Chop & Railhouse. Located on West Seventh & Victoria, it is the perfect meeting place of uptown and downtown, of quiet neighborhood and big city lights.

It's called a chophouse because it specializes in a casual steakhouse atmosphere with top-of-the-line cuts of the finest meats. It is a Rail-house because it is on the old railroad line serving the city and rail drinks (as well as top brands) are served in the convivial atmosphere of the horseshoe bar.

And of course Bennett's is Bennett's because owners Joe and Meghan Bennett ensure that welcoming hospitality is always served. They have taken their decades of experiences with leading hospitality brands and translated it into an intimate venue where you're not only a customer, but more importantly, a welcome guest.

1305 West 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 9:00am - Noon; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Victoria

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 228-1408

Website:
http://www.bennettschopandrailhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz the Last Tuesday of every month.

Catering:
From Box Lunches to Wedding Receptions, let Bennett's Cater your group needs.

Parking Details:
Parking provided in our secure lot and plenty of on-street parking available.

Public Transit:
Buss Stop three blocks from our front Door.

Executive Chef:
Michael Morrelli

Private Party Facilities:
Bennett's offers a Semi-Private room for groups from 20 - 80. We also rent the entire facility for groups between 60 - 100. Contact the restaurant for all of your private dining needs. Customized menus and themes available

Private Party Contact:
Meghan Bennett: (651) 228-1408

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bennett's provides Free shuttle service to all Minnesota Wild, Vikings, Twins, Gopher Football and Xcel Energy Center Concert events

Bennett's Chop & Railhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (39)
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Fun (20)
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Good for a Date (20)
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Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (12)
Cozy (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Live Sports (7)
Great Beer (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (2)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

There's not too many places around anymore that offer all the crab legs you can eat. Bennett's does on Friday nights. I have been there several times. This time the crab legs were terrible. They were so salty my tongue was burning. My table date ended up getting sick after dinner and was not doing well all night long. Our waiter Cory was absolutely the best! He offered me a different meal which I decided to try. It 2 had a lot to improve on. Seabass was swimming in oil or butter and was rubbery. Cory took everything off my bill and even bought me a cocktail. We will go back but unfortunately I'm going to have to find a new place for crab legs. I highly suggest there chop salad.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a lovely Valentine's Day Dinner. The restaurant was packed but neither the service or quality of food was negatively impacted in the slightest. They offered their usual full menu and several specials. It was wonderful. Unless you need white table cloths I don't know why you would choose a different chop house!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We decided to spend Valentine's Day at Bennett's and we're so glad we did. The food was tremendous (and very reasonably priced), the specials were inventive, my steak was grilled to absolute perfection and our server (Andy, I believe?) was incredibly attentive, knew the menu inside and out and timed the delivery of our meals perfectly.

A fantastic experience. We'll be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

The walleye was overdone,burnt on one edge. Rest of meal was average
I didn't have enough time to return it to the kitchen

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service! Food was ok. Pork chop dinner was a hit, but the wings were too salty. Crab cake was good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Good start to our night, but not so much in the end. They have a small anti room to keep the cold out, but need a heavy curtain by the second door. The nearest tables freeze. Then the waitress raved about the carrot cake only to tell us they were out of it. Then in fact were out of ALL their deserts, even ice cream. Did not offer anything except sorry. Parking is horrible when they do a shuttle to Wild games.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was over a year since our last evening. (Little humans ) Always worth the drive (Wayzata) our friends have never been there and also loved it. i have recomended twice already. Thank you Joe and your staff!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We visit Bennett’s every Thursday night for 1/2 price burgers. Always done perfect. Atmosphere like a neighborhood bar, friendly servers, great food. We love it.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, great service, great value, great evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Based on the menu and how the restaurant looked on Open Table, I was surprised that it was so old. The entrance seemed run down, the clientele all seemed be over 60, and it did not look like a place you’d go for a $35 steak or scallops. It seemed like a neighborhood restaurant and bar that had been around for 50 years. We almost went elsewhere, but decided to give it a try.
That being said, our food was good. The service was good. We had crab cakes, a bison burger and sliders. The fries were amazing!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Hole in the wall bar with great history and PULL TABS!!

Service and food was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Celebrating our anniversary and sister's birthday after a long day at Super Bowl activities. The restaurant is so comfortable and the menu is so extensive that it has something for everyone. We have never been disappointed. The hostess' and wait staff are superior. They are always friendly and service is prompted. The atmosphere is relaxed so you don't feel rushed.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

a mini Mancinis. American Surf and Turf food., decent but over priced. Excellent drink selections and great service. Much louder than we were hoping it would be but tolerable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

First, we tried the Brusetta, the Rueben Rolls and the Crab Cakes. All three were very good. For lunch we all ordered the Chicken Pot Pie. The flakey crust was excellent as was the inside of the Pie. For dessert we had the 3 Fruit Tart. That was excellent as well. I would recommend everything we had.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I like the place. Chop Salad is spectacular. Great service. Comfortable. The food? Meh. Just OK. For the price I expected an exceptional meal. Didn't get it.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food here is great. The place isn't much to look at from the outside but wonderful atmosphere , service, and food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our first visit. Good food and a high energy spot. Wish that the lights would be a bit lower (very bright in the dining area).

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We loved this place - I think it’s a hidden gem! The food was amazing (we had the Ribeye and the Lobster and Shrimp Pot Pie) and the prices were incredible for the quality of food!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and great service. We will definitely return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Never a bad meal here! Love Bennett's! The salad is simply the best!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service.
Very loud hard to hear

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Bennett's is great fun. The ambience is old supper club but the food (and variety) is outstanding. The sirloin puts expensive steakhouses to shame. The chopped slide salad is delight. Value for money is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, hidden gem I think, will he back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food and service from everyone we met.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a fabulous meal and the staff were amazing!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is good, price is reasonable, nice portions. Service was disappointing. A couple next to us actually got up and left when they hadn’t been waited on for a long period. Servers were pleasant but tried to take our plates by grabbing them and then asking if we were finished. We had only had our meal for a short period and were obviously still eating. Would go back if service improved.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Did the all you can eat snow crab leg. Kind of pricey. $37.95 but it was good and it comes with sides. Service was good. It's always plus when service is good. To me it's really important to have good food and good service. Good service really makes up for a some bad things. Not saying this place was bad but in general.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was unfortunate that because it was an event night specials and happy hours were canceled:( I wish I had known that. and I don't think they should be. Other than that I love it there and will always go there regardless.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous, Delicious, our “go to place” because we know whatever we order it will be delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here for NYE because we had been here a couple of years ago and the food was good. Drinks were fairly priced and the service was good. It was the same this time. The place is small for the number of tables. I had to return my steak because it was not done enough, but this was promptly corrected.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not much for ambiance, but the food is outstanding. My favorite is the seafood pot pie. It is out of this world!
Also a great place for those of us that want to keep an eye on sports while dining. TV's allow for viewing from almost any seat in the place. Street parking is available and convenient.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good waiter. Great dessert. Nice lovely salad. Good filet.
Thanks

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love that they have a shuttle to the Wild game!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, better service. Lots of Martinis to choose from.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our food wasn’t very hot-seems to be a trend-we often have this problem when we go out. Our server wasn’t on top of things either. We will go back and try again. We seem to like Bennett’s best during a none busy time when we can relax at the bar.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went with a group of friends and had such a great time! The service was warm and friendly and the food was awesome! The Filet and Lobster tail was amazing. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks Cory and staff!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Awesome local hangout that really goes all out to satisfy the customer. Really recommend the prime rib on Saturday night!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My boyfriend and I frequent this restaurant often however this visit and our last the steaks were not done as well, or to our liking, as in previous visits. Mine was overdone for a "medium" filet and his was underdone for a "medium" NY Strip. His was also a really tough cut - not nearly as tender as in our initial visits. We were hoping for consistency and that this would be our new St. Paul steak place but I fear we may be looking for another place - for steaks that is. (Mancini's used to be the place, but that too has gone done hill). We shall give this another shot for the "three strikes and you're out" type of deal. I do highly recommend this restaurant for their brunch, however. Delicious and scrumptious options all the way around!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great experience. I commented about how nice it was to be able to see in the restaurant. They had their Christmas lights up...I wish they would leave them up. In fact it was the first time I noticed how beautiful the wood floors were...I never noticed them before because you could never really see them due to it being so dark normally.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

3rd time food amazing Seating is tight if your an avarge size male. Little loud. Will come back

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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